Ben E. King
Benjamin Earl King was an American soul and R&B singer and record producer. He is best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me" — a U.S. Top 10 hit, both in 1961 and later in 1986, a number one hit in the United Kingdom in 1987, and no. 25 on the RIAA's list of Songs of the Century — and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group The Drifters, notably singing the lead vocals of one of their biggest global hit singles "Save... Read More
|Birth name||Benjamin Earl Nelson|
|Also known as||Ben E. King|
|Born||September 28, 1938
Henderson, North Carolina, U.S.
|Origin||Harlem, New York|
|Died||April 30, 2015 (aged 76)
Hackensack, New Jersey, U.S.
|Genres||Soul, R&B, pop, doo-wop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, record producer|